National Civil Rights Museum
ADMISSION: Adults $12, Seniors & College Students w/ID $10, ages 4-17 $4, ages 3 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-5p; Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN MAP
PARKING: free on premises
National Civil Rights Museum Review
Opened in 1991, this “destination” museum of interpretive exhibits immerses you in the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 by describing key events in Montgomery, Little Rock and Memphis. The bus ride gives you a sense of the indignities people suffered — when you sit down it says “go to the back of the bus”. This emotionally touching museum continues through the chain of civil rights milestones and concludes in the attached Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the 2nd floor balcony. The museum also features a broad range of non-profit educational programs involving collaboration with a number of organizations to expand the dialogue on human rights. Phase 2 of the museum expands across Mulberry Street and speaks to the influences of Dr King and the Civil Rights Movement which propel the global human rights movement today. It explores several plausible conspiracy theories concerning who killed or helped kill Dr King. Count on spending 2 to 3 hours here.